HOW TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE LEARNER?
DARIEL A. DAVID
What are some of the best strategies to learn? Are you interested in finding ways to learn new things faster? Do you want to become effective and efficient learner? If you are students who are like this, your time is limited so it is important to get the most educational value out of the time you have availabl e.
Learning is not the only important factor, however. Retention, recall, and transfer are also critical. After all, learning new information if you cannot remember it or utilize it effectively later on when you need it? Students need to be able to accurately remember the information they learn, recall it at a later time, and utilize it effectively in a wide variety of situations.
So what can you do to become a better learner? Becoming an effective and efficient student is not something that happens overnight, but putting a few of these tips into daily practice can help you get more out of your study time.
One tip to become a more effective learner is to simply keep learning. So if you are learning a new language, it is important to keep practicing the language in order to maintain the gains you have achieved. If you want the new information you just learned to stay put, keep practicing and rehearsing it.
The author is Master Teacher I at Angeles City National High School,
Division of Angeles City